A further commissioning support unit (CSU) managing director has been appointed by the NHS Commissioning Board Authority. Tim Andrews will be Managing Director of Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral CSU. Tim was previously interim Managing Director of the CSU and Managing Director of the Commissioning Lab. Further details of CSU managing director appointments are available here: Board […]
NHS Chief Executive, David Nicholson, has today written to NHS leaders to set out the next stage in the transition to the new health and care system. In the letters he sets out arrangements to ensure stability and resilience for the current system through transition to the new health and care system from April 2013. […]
The outcome of the business review and assurance process for the majority of the ‘scale’ commissioning support services has been agreed. For the full story see issue 4 of the commissioning support bulletin.
The report of the first CCG and commissioning support service (CSS) scenario workshop has been published on the NHS Commissioning Board Authority’s website. Steering or Rowing? Report from a simulation event which tested how CCGs might utilise CSSs The event, which was run in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, and organised by the Health Services […]
Nick Relph, South London CSU (currently interim Chief Operating Officer) Clodagh Warde Robinson, Surrey and Sussex CSU (currently Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Strategy and New Business at Sussex Community NHS Trust) Maddy Ruff, North Yorkshire and Humber CSU (currently interim MD for North Yorkshire and the Humber CSU) Alison Hughes, West Yorkshire CSU (currently interim […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority is pleased to announce the following Very Senior Manager (VSM) posts have been recruited to: Commissioning Development Directorate: Bob Ricketts has been recruited as Director of Commissioning Support Strategy and Market Development. He is currently Director of Provider Policy at the Department of Health (DH). Patients and Information Directorate: Colin […]
The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) and the Department of Health (DH) have today published further information on implementing the arrangements for emergency preparedness, resilience and response, including the establishment of local health resilience partnerships (LHRP) while maintaining current resilience arrangements. Full details are available on the Department of Health’s website.
NICE and the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care have published their recommendations for which health care measures are suitable to go in the Commissioning Outcomes Framework for 2013/14. The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) asked these two organisations to carry out this advisory work in order to draw on NICE’s access […]
London – 29 October 2012 An NHS Commissioning Board and LGA Conference. This conference will promote examples of shared learning around integrated services, system leadership, joint planning and sector led improvement and innovation. It will highlight the opportunities that exist to commission services in a more integrated way with emerging partners. It will also outline […]
Monitor has today launched a major consultation on its proposed NHS provider licence. The licence will be one of the main ways Monitor protects patients’ interests as it regulates providers of NHS funded services. The licence consultation will start on 31 July 2012 and run for 12 weeks until 23 October. Further information and the […]